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|Sep-16-09|| ||Tabanus: <Ziggurat: Larsen writes that before his game with Bernstein in Amsterdam 1954, a man came up to him and said: "Young man, it must be interesting for you to play Bernstein, who decided to give up chess already in 1907!">|
Larsen also writes that he played Bernstein on his 72th birthday 20 September. http://www.geocities.com/SiliconVal... has 20 Sept. (not 2 October) 1882.
|Oct-02-10|| ||rapidcitychess: Happy Birthday to you, you played good chess Ossip.
Now guys! Cut the Ossip!
|Mar-24-11|| ||Caissanist: Wrt Sneaky's story, Bernstein told the story to Arnold Denker around 1946, who had this to say about it: <Yes, I know--yet another story about a last-minute reprieve from a firing squad. But Bernstein was absolutely convincing when he described at length how his hands were shaking when playing against the officer, and I believed his story then and I believe it still.>|
|Jul-11-11|| ||Gaius Marius: I agree with both of VonKrolok's remarks already made on Jan-09-07!
However to meet his remarks Ossip Bernstein's photograph is needed to exchange the present photograph of Jacob Bernstein, which has to be moved to his own site. I will sent by e-mail three photographs of Ossip Bernstein and one photograph with Jacob Bernstein & Oscar Chajes from the tournament Karlsbad 1923.
It is obvious that the present photograph of Jacob Bernstein is the left half of the photograph with Jacob Bernstein & Oscar Chajes. The right half is the still missing photograph for the site of Oscar Chajes!
Members of the Management have now the possibility to complete the three sites of Ossip Bernstein, Jacob Bernstein and Oscar Chajes with the own photograph!|
|Jan-02-12|| ||King Death: <News is to hand that Dr. O. Bernstein, one of the great figures in chess, who was resident in Fance for the last 20 years, has been interned in unoccupied France, apparently solely for 'racial reasons.'...>|
Bernstein was lucky to survive his internment. The Nazis would round up any Jews they could find and send them east especially as the tide turned against them.
|Aug-18-12|| ||Karpova: <Ein in Hannover nach Congressschluss gespielter Wettkampf zwischen Heinrich Wolf und S. O. Bernstein wurde als unentschieden abgebrochen, nachdem die ersten vier Partien remis geworden, jeder eine weitere Partie gewonnen und die 7. und 8. Partie wiederum remis geworden waren.>|
Source: Page 183 of the 1902 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
So +1 =6 -1 between the two players. A remarkable result for Ossip who was still at the beginning of his chess career (Wolf was 7 years older).
|Aug-25-12|| ||Karpova: Bernstein won the 1911 Moscow Championship with +12 =2 ahead of Selezniev (+12 =1 -1) followed by K. Wygodtschikow with 9.5/14, K. I. Issakow with 8.5/14 and N. M. Pavlov together with Estrin (both 7.0). D. R. Pavlov was Bernstein's main competitor at the beginning but dropped due to an illness.|
From pages 337-338 of the 1911 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Jul-16-13|| ||Caissanist: According to Denker, Bernstein was only interned in France for a short time, after which he and his wife fled over the Pyrenees and were allowed to stay in Spain for the remainder of the war.|
|Aug-29-13|| ||Karpova: 1.5 years after quitting chess (temporarily), the <ingenious Russian Pillsbury> Dr. Bernstein gave two Simul exhibitions in 1909 to support the fund for St Petersburg (1909) - one in Moscow (+20 =2 -7) and one in St. Petersburg (+14 =1 -1). In the latter Simul, about 480 moves were played in 1.5 hours, with his opponent using up 1 hour.|
Source: Page 56 of the 1909 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Oct-02-13|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Bernstein.|
|Oct-06-13|| ||Karpova: The Paris Chess Chlub "Fou du Roi" invited Dr. Bernstein to a 53-board Simul on June 6, 1926. It lasted 5 hours. The result was +37 -1 =15 (the sole winner was F. Guittet).|
From pages 220-221 of the July 1926 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Aug-27-14|| ||The17thPawn: Was Bernstein the fellow who ended up crazy and believing he had a standing game with God? I only ask as it mentions he died in a Sanatorium.|
|Aug-28-14|| ||Karpova: <The17thPawn: Was Bernstein the fellow who ended up crazy and believing he had a standing game with God?>|
No. Wilhelm Steinitz allegedly believed that. The story is most likely apocryphal, though.
|Aug-28-14|| ||perfidious: <Karpova> Wasn't the story attributed to Steinitz that, towards the end of his life, he claimed he was able to give God odds of pawn and move? Never heard this angle regarding Steinitz so far as I recall.|
|Aug-28-14|| ||Karpova: <perfidious>
As is usual in such cases, the accounts differ and yes, pawn odds are also often mentioned. Here is a good overview: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...
Back to Bernstein, I think it's also useful to point out that a sanatorium is not necessarily a psychiatric hospital.
|Aug-28-14|| ||The17thPawn: <Karpova & Perfidious> - Thank you both for clearing up my misinformation. Fascinating speculation regarding Steinitz, nonetheless.|
|Mar-04-16|| ||zanzibar: An anecdote by Bernstein about Burn:
Amos Burn (kibitz #71)
|Oct-02-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Ossip Bernstein.|
|Oct-02-16|| ||Hodor: What's the use of it?|
|Nov-09-16|| ||bengalcat47: Does anyone know if there is a book written about Dr. Bernstein which would include the best games of chess that he played?|
|Nov-09-16|| ||vonKrolock: I remember of a book (if memory not fails) by Tartakower with games - analysis etc|
|Nov-09-16|| ||vonKrolock: "Moderne Schachstrategie" 1930 by Savielly Tartakower|
|Nov-30-16|| ||TheFocus: Rest in peace, Ossip Bernstein.|
|Mar-12-17|| ||JohnBoy: Handsome young man. Nice choice of pic.|
|Jan-17-20|| ||wwall: a better link for the Bernstein bio:
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